Beneath this noble arch, men wondering stand;
"Twas fashioned here, by an Almighty hand,
An Architect Divine, whose voice can call
Words into being - or, decree their fall.
If I nad never know Jehova's Law,
This scene had taught me reverential awe,
Inspired my soul its feeble powers to raise,
Admiring nature-nature's God to praise.
Atheist! contemplate this grand scene, one hour
And thou shalt own there is a God of Power.
From the Lexington Gazette, 1819